Saturday, April 7, 2012

Math Journal (almost) Sundays

The Easter Bunny and I have a date tomorrow, so I'm posting my math journal post a day early this week.  Besides, who can do all that typing when your fingers are covered in chocolate.  ;)

Since we've been learning about multiples this week, and I've been horrified concerned by my students difficulty with the basic multiplication facts, I've decided that more is better and we're deep into drill mode in the classroom.

For our math journal this week, we completed a "Totally Egg-cellent Multiple" foldable.  This was fun and easy.  We cut an egg shape, leaving the paper still folded on the left side.  We then divided the egg into 9 sections (on the outside and the inside).  I recommend colouring the egg before you cut the nine sections on the outside - much easier.  The kids had fun decorating the egg, and we got some practice skip counting as a whole class.

photo of multiples math journal entry @ Runde's Room

photo of multiples math journal entry @ Runde's Room

photo of lowest common multiple math journal entry @ Runde's Room
We also completed a Frayer model definition for lowest common multiples to add to our math journals.


Next week we're moving on to multiplication and division strategies ... the gears are already turning thinking of new foldables to try.










Happy Easter weekend!  We spent a lovely evening at my parents' house last night for dinner.  Today my littlest one has dancing and then we'll be dying Easter eggs and doing a fun little craft I've been wanting to try (of course, Pinterest-inspired).  Tomorrow we're having my in-laws over for Easter dinner and my husband will be making his famous smoked turkey ... yummy!!!  I'm still trying to think of a dessert to make ... what are some of your favourite desserts for Easter?

9 comments:

  1. The girls look beautiful!!! Love the egg foldable!

    Happy Easter!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen from...
    A Teacher's Treasure
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    1. Thanks, Mor! The younger two LOVE getting dressed up, the oldest thinks wearing a dress is torture ;).
      Happy Easter to you, too!

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  2. The egg foldable is fantastic. I will definitely be using that next year.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I wish I was organized enough to share these with you earlier, but such is my life. Maybe next year I'll have enough ideas banked up to start sharing earlier.
      Happy Easter!

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  3. Thank you for your great teaching ideas and sharing!!

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  4. I am eggcited to use this next year! Maybe I can do it this year and use petals of a flower instead. Thanks so much for sharing the idea.

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  5. I absolutely LOVE all of your Math Journals, they are so helpful!! I'm teaching Factors tomorrow, so I won't be able to use the "egg" shape, can you think of another shape I can use this for? Thanks in advance.

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  6. Directions for the egg foldable?

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